CALL FOR PAPERS IPSA RC10 and RC22 supported workshop: “Media, Politics and Discources of the New Normal” Interuniversity Centre Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sept 27th – Sept 30th 2021

The workshop is organized in Dubrovnik from Sept 27th – Sept 28th 2021, as a part of the The 26th Annual International Conference on Information Technology and Journalism: “Media in Information Age: Old Dynamics, New Approaches”.


We especially welcome papers addressing the following questions and topics:

  • Communicating Pandemic – Is Democracy Under Threat?
  • Media Policies and New Social Norms
  • Fake News and Conspiracy Theories
  • The Role of LOLitics in Interpreting Political Realities


We are also welcoming submissions for the Conference which address the following topics:

  • The Rise of Data Driven Communication Accelerates and Ever-changing Media Environment
  • Information Ecology
  • Media Profession and Ethics
  • Attention Economy and Wireless Journalism
  • Virtual Deconstruction of Liberal Democracy
  • Internet and Hybrid War
  • Micro Targeting and Personalization of Content in Journalism and Communication
  • E-democracy vs E-manipulation
  • Media, Social Media and Artificial Intelligence
  • Reconstructing Privacy with Big data



Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and should include:


  • Title
  • Author and Affiliation
  • Core theoretical premise of the paper
  • Methodology and relevant information on data collection and analysis
  • Key findings or questions that analysis will address in an ongoing or future research


Abstract deadline: June 15th 2021.

Notification of acceptance sent out June 29th 2021.

Send your proposal to


Registration and Conference Fees:

All participants (presenters and non-presenters) must register to be able to attend the conference.

Paper presenters and co-authors: 120 Euros

PhD Students and non-presenters: 70 Euros



A number of selected full papers will be submitted for publication in a special issue in the indexed journal Media Studies. All conference papers will be eligible for this issue. The selection will be based on peer reviews and it will be carried out by the special issue Guest Editor Dr. Domagoj Bebić in collaboration with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

Medijske studije (Media Studies) is an interdisciplinary journal published by the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb. Articles published in Media Studies are indexed in: Emerging Sources Citation Index of the Web of Science Database and Social Science Premium Collection and are available in the open-access databases: Hrčak – The Portal of Scientific Journals of Croatia, DOAJ – the Directory of Open Access Journals and CEEOL – Central and Eastern European Online Library.



Our workshop is supported by IPSA RC10 and RC22 and organized by the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb ( and InMed Institute ( .

Annual International Conference on Information Technology and Journalism (ITJ) conference has been organized for 26 years now. The joint RC10/RC22 workshop was first launched in 2010 and has been organized as part of the conference since then.

Conference venue: Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia (

Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik is an independent international institution for advanced studies structured as a consortium of universities with a mission to organize and promote contact and exchange through projects, study programs, courses and conferences across a wide range of scientific concerns. Program directors and resource persons coming from about 170 member universities worldwide cooperate in organizing the activities. IUC is open to new member institutions as well as to new programs.

We are now planning mixed (hybrid) conference and workshop – participants can stay at IUC Dubrovnik or address conference through remote tools


Members of the organizing committee of the Workshop are:

Domagoj Bebić (IPSA RC Liaison Representative; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb)

Mato Brautović (Department of Communication Science, University of Dubrovnik)

Óscar G. Luengo (Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, Universidad de Granada)

Marijana Grbeša Zenzerović  (Faculty of political Science, University of Zagreb)

Božo Skoko (Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb)




  • Abstract deadline: June 15th 2021.
  • Full paper: September 1st
  • Full paper of selected papers for publication in Media Studies, special issue: October 15th, 2020.


Members of the organizing committee of the Conference are:


Nenad Prelog, Inmed, University of Zagreb,

Damir Boras, University of Zagreb,

Inoslav Bešker, Mediterranis, Italy; University of Split, RH,


If you have any questions about the conference please contact the organizing committee at